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Replacement rubber "feet"

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 3:13 pm
by MrM
Silly question of the day ... does anyone know where I can get replacement rubber feet for the Oric? I have an Oric Atmos that's in great shape except it's missing 2 rubber feet and it's really bugging me :lol: I've been looking online but haven't found anything of the exact same shape/size. I suppose I could remove the existing two feet and replace all four with feet that is as close to the original as possible but that just doesn't seem right :D

Re: Replacement rubber "feet"

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 10:26 pm
by Chema
I cannot tell if there are exact replacements, but I'd ask in a specialized shop. Round rubber feet are quite common and you can probably find one that fits well enough. In the worst case you can replace the whole four.

An example (not sure about size) https://www.ebay.com.au/p/Furniture-Rou ... /511903097

If anybody found the exact model, please let us know.

Edit: I feel rather stupid, as you already said you looked online an did not find the exact shape and size. Okay you might ignore my answer then :oops:

Re: Replacement rubber "feet"

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 12:01 am
by Symoon
I don't think if that's the original ones, but I'll post anyway:
http://www.ebay.fr/itm/4x-Atmos-ORIC-Ne ... SwhvFZBi83

Now, did your post bring this new announce on Ebay, or did this one remind you that you were looking for the original "feet"? ;)

Re: Replacement rubber "feet"

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 3:25 am
by MrM
Symoon wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 12:01 am
I don't think if that's the original ones, but I'll post anyway:
http://www.ebay.fr/itm/4x-Atmos-ORIC-Ne ... SwhvFZBi83

Now, did your post bring this new announce on Ebay, or did this one remind you that you were looking for the original "feet"? ;)
Haha! I searched high and low for this. You're right, I don't think those are the original feet but they're close enough. Unfortunately the seller only ships to France (which is probably why it never showed up in my eBay searches) but I'll send him a message to see if he will make an exception. Thanks!

Re: Replacement rubber "feet"

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 3:28 am
by MrM
Chema wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 10:26 pm
An example (not sure about size) https://www.ebay.com.au/p/Furniture-Rou ... /511903097
Those look very close, thank you. No idea why I never saw them but I think I'll order a few of them too.

Re: Replacement rubber "feet"

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 3:36 am
by MrM
So a rough measurement of the feet shows the pads are about 11-12 mm in diameter so these are probably a better fit:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Protective-Furni ... Swf-VWT7ws

They also look a LOT like the pads for sale on eBay in Symoon's post :D

EDIT: Actually, it's closer to 12.5mm diameter and 4mm thick so this is probably an even better option:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/56pcs-Black-Rubb ... SwhlZYuKG-

Think I'll order a few of each and see which one works best. I'll be putting rubber feet on everything in the house with what is left over :lol:

Re: Replacement rubber "feet"

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 7:53 am
by ibisum
Every day I check in to see if there is any Oric news, and .. even this thread satisfies the need to hear something new about the Oric.

Re: Replacement rubber "feet"

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 10:24 am
by Silicebit.
Measured with a digital calliper from an Oric feet.

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A=12mm
B=9.5mm
C=3.2mm

Good luck!!

Re: Replacement rubber "feet"

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 5:15 pm
by MrM
Silicebit. wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 10:24 am
Measured with a digital calliper from an Oric feet.


FIX-RF.jpg
A=12mm
B=9.5mm
C=3.2mm

Good luck!!
Thanks! It just occurred to me that I can probably 3D print these! This seems to be as good a reason as any to see how my printer does with flexible filaments :wink:

Re: Replacement rubber "feet"

Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 3:06 am
by MrM
Well just to close the loop on this important and pressing issue (lol) ... I made an interesting discovery today. The rubber feet on my Commodore 64 is an exact match (both in size and colour) for the Oric Atmos rubber feet! To the point where I'm convinced they came from the same manufacturer. Since millions of C64's were made it becomes pretty easy to find feet for your Oric if you search for "commodore rubber feet". Needless to say, the rubber feet on my C64 was promptly removed and stuck on the Atmos :lol:

Re: Replacement rubber "feet"

Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:46 am
by Chema
Nice! Great information, thanks! My Oric still has all it's feet, but who knows :)

Re: Replacement rubber "feet"

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 6:35 pm
by Steve M
I could probably supply you with an Atmos bottom with feet. (Though the glue on some isn't too great.)

I would have though 3D print would be too hard. For quick fixes for things like this you can buy Sugru. www.sugru.com
Or else you can get cork or felt feet fairly cheaply.

If you get thicker feet do you hear the speaker better ??? :)

EDIT: these look similar to the real ones. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-X-SELF-ADHE ... Swc1FXbqV6